Vintage Stuff. #Wordless Wednesday #Hey, I remember these things … am I that old?

Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

About Linda Schaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, so this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for four decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, though I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too. - Linda Schaub
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70 Responses to Vintage Stuff. #Wordless Wednesday #Hey, I remember these things … am I that old?

  1. Michael says:

    Wow great photos

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks Michael. A little antique shop opened up nearby a few months ago; it is called “Antiques and Such” – yes, a clever name. So, I was out walking and stopped by, strictly for some window shopping. I left out the suit of armor shot I took, but was horrified to see what they labeled as “vintage” was a collection of items I remember from my youth. Yikes! The photo are from the family album.

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  2. ruthsoaper says:

    Ah – the good old days. 🙂

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  3. I love the simple black-and-white Christmas card at the end. What a pleasant contrast to the sometimes overly embellished cards and decorations we see today. I assume you are the adorable baby?

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yes, simpler is better sometimes isn’t it? I like that card too. It was my first Christmas (1956). Thank you Barbara – yes that is me and each of my parents and my bear that was bigger than me. 🙂

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  4. Ah, good stuff, good old days. Sweet baby too.

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  5. Ron Walker says:

    What great times we have lived in. Leaving your doors unlocked, an actual milkman deliver your milk. Cap guns, decent cartoons. Great actors and actresses.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yes, I remember those days too Ron. We moved here to the States when I was ten and even then, in 1966, the crime rate was low … the good old days. I wish I’d lived in an earlier era to be honest with you … I prefer a simple life to the fast-paced world we have today.

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  6. bekitschig says:

    That clown was creepy!!! But the last picture made up for it 🙂

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  7. Sandra J says:

    I always enjoy looking at older photos, seeing how the older folks dressed and the furniture, I remember the pop bottles. It was a treat to get an orange soda, did not get them to often.

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  8. Ally Bean says:

    I remember glass soda bottles, but the other items aren’t familiar to me. That clown cookie jar is particularly creepy. As a child, I’d have had nightmares if that was in my house.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      The clown cookie jar would definitely keep all the kids hands out of that cookie jar Ally! Clowns were never creepy when I was growing up – it’s just been recently, so strange it was here at this antiques store.

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  9. J P says:

    Oh yes, the glass bottles. Someone lost out on getting their deposit back. 🙂

    Yes, I’m afraid I remember stuff like this too, but at least most of it was old then and found in homes of grandparents and such. But that is seriously the scariest cookie jar ever!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yes, they lost out bigtime on that deposit! I thought you might remember a few things, though you’re a little younger than me. The fan I had mentioned to you that I saw at this antiques store when you wrote a post about a similar fan with no guard on the front.

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  10. AnnMarie stevens says:

    Linda……………………………….I love it all…………..hey add an iron to your Oldies pictures…………………………..believe it or not children don’t know what an iron is nor have hardly seen one…………………….one of my students (10 years ago) said hey my grandma has one of those (every Fall I’d iron leaves for the first graders)!!………………………….AND………………………..the picture I love best is you standing up in your crib with your big bright eyes…………………………….

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Well Ann Marie, that makes sense because a few years back, Monopoly quit having the iron as a playing piece after many years because they asked people what token piece should go and it was voted out! I don’t think people iron anymore – mine is downstairs and I can’t remember when i used it last. I remember my mom ironing my leaves when I was in school and likely in first grade like you taught. I’d pick them and she put them between two pieces of wax paper to preserve them. I’m glad you recognized me here in these pictures … I like that picture too!

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  11. I remember most. Great pictures of you!

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  12. Joni says:

    Cute pictures of you Linda! I had one of those little curls on top of my head too – it must have been the hairstyle for babies!

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  13. A much simpler time (when we didn’t have to wear masks)! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yes … everything was simpler back then – today moves too quickly sometimes. Glad you liked it Tom.

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      • “Everythings was simpler,” yes! We sure were lucky back then. I feel sorry for kids in this day and age, with all the virus crap going on, the declining environment, and the pollution and such. Well, at least these days most realize that cigarettes can kill you! 🙂

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Yes, simple was sweet Tom. We had a new local “pot shop” that opened Friday and a reporter was interviewing what would be the store’s first customer. She was asked what she would purchase – her answer: “vaping equipment because I’ve never tried it and want to.” So you mention the kids “get” smoking is bad for you; I feel badly that the vaping messages about that danger does not resonate with them. In this case, the person was not that young (going by the voice). I’ve seen the PSAs for vaping and what it does to your lungs … one young person had a double lung transplant last year They need to work on amping up the vaping PSAs … when we were kids, we didn’t have all that to deal with and especially the horrendous stuff like school shootings as well.

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  14. Oh-Oh somebody’s been in the basement! Hahaha

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yes, lots of stuff dredged up – I remembered those things … it’s like seeing your childhood toys ending up in the Toy Hall of Fame because they are vintage toys. Yikes!

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  15. I remember those things too (I love looking at vintage stores)! That’s an adorable baby :-)!

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  16. Laurie says:

    Hey, I am old enough to remember that stuff too. We are antiques, Linda!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Ha ha – we were born that same year Laurie. At least we recognize that potential “antique” fact. I always told people my age and my mom would say “Linda, a lady never tells her age!” Now that I’m an antique, I guess I won’t be so eager to talk about my age anymore! 🙂

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  17. This day was your birthday, and I am coming to wish you the best of love, happiness, health, prosperity today and through out your life. It’s a little bit late (5 days after), I was with the family preparing everything for my own birthday on the 18th… we both celebrate birthdays so close together!
    I hope you had a wonderful birthday, Linda!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thank you Martha – yummy! These chocolate cupcakes look like I could reach through the screen and grab one … don’t mind if I do. And yes, I saw these vintage items in an antiques store window a few months ago and saved the photos to use with my own baby pictures on my 65th birthday. You are the only person who realized that. Thank you for your well wishes and we are special sharing our birthdays so close together!

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  18. Beautiful picture of you and your dad, Linda. How time passes… You were such a cute little baby. But I don’t think you are an antique, not yet. I hope you get to live so long and in such a good health you will be considered an antique 😊🎂
    Thank you for being my friend. Stay healthy and happy for many many years to come!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks Martha – you can really tell how tiny I was. I was just 4 pounds, 11 ounces when I was born and didn’t leave the hospital for two weeks. The first picture was the day I came home from the hospital. I don’t feel like an antique yet, though the idea of being 65 does not appeal to me in the least! Thank you for being my friend as well – with our healthy eating and exercise, we hopefully will have a long life!

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      • “– with our healthy eating and exercise, we hopefully will have a long life!” … we will! Oh, let’s not forget to have a stress-less life too, my friend!

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Yes, having a stress-free life is important too Martha. I heard an interesting news story on the radio today about in your 50s and 60s, having only six hours of sleep can cause dementia in your 70s. I regularly got eight hours of sleep before blogging … I have made a big effort to get more sleep since the beginning of 2021. I was getting five hours of sleep before I started that new rule for myself.

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  19. That quaker Oats product was made in my home town of Peterborough.

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  20. peggy says:

    I pushed like on this post the other day, but I came back to it, because it made me laugh. I too remember all of these products, but NO we are not old – we are just well seasoned or unique. Ha

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yes, you are correct – seasoned or unique works for me too Peggy. 🙂 Since it was Wordless Wednesday, I omitted the fact I was turning 65 that day, although a few date stamps on the side of the photos kind of gave it away. This little antiques store opened up and I just peeked in the window and took the pictures knowing I could have some fun with them.

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      • peggy says:

        You are just a kid. I am 78 at the moment, but luckily it has not slowed me down too much. Was out with my clippers and prunning saw cutting dead limbs off of trees yesterday. Never give up!

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Well, that may be the last time someone calls me a kid. 🙂 You are like my friend Ann Marie. She e-mailed me on my birthday and said “you are now officially a senior citizen.” Ann Marie is also 78. I met her while walking at Council Point Park about seven years ago. She had just retired from teaching first grade after many years. Before that, she was a nun. After she retired, she was a very active volunteer – every Monday at the soup kitchen downtown and even went to community college to learn to speak Spanish to communicate with the other volunteers at the soup kitchen who only speak Spanish. She volunteered Thursdays at a nursing home, taught Sunday school, helped people in her apartment building to learn English and drove/(still drives) the older people in her apartment building to doctor’s appointments as they don’t like to drive. She misses all those volunteering efforts that she had to stop due to COVID restrictions. She said she will not be old until age 80, then will think about it. I don’t see her much since she moved from her house to an apartment.

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      • peggy says:

        Ann Marie sounds like a go getter as us older folks say. I thought 80 might be a good year to slow down a little myself. You’re only as old as you feel. Funny how the mind says you are young, but the body won’t cooperate. Ha Ha

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Well you were out in the yard working hard – that’s a good thing – gardening and yardwork is a lot of work, especially in the Springtime. I will wait until Memorial Day weekend for all my trimming and in the meantime everything looks wild. I trimmed one time in early May and everything had a second growth spurt … so I wait now. Ann Marie shovels all the residents’ pathways who live on the first floor. The apartment snow service just plows the parking lot and they’re not always early, so she shovels so they have a clear path to the parking lot. I think she brushes off their cars too. 🙂 She walks every morning about four miles, except when it’s icy and she goes around the apartment complex – it’s a huge place, multiple apartments with a pond in the middle. So we will all stay active and stay healthy. My goal is to walk 1,256 miles this year. I set a goal every year. I never get sick and this past Tuesday I got my second Moderna COVID shot. I had heard about the side effects and was worried a little, but I had no side effects from the first one, except a sore arm and some fatigue. The day after this shot I had flu-like symptoms plus a sore arm and fatigue. I was perfectly fine 24 hours later, but I am relieved to have that behind me.

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      • peggy says:

        I use to call myself Wonder Woman when I was younger, but not anymore. Ann Marie is a go getter for sure. Few people her age can do all the things she does. If not for my motion sickness and terrible bouts of vertigo I might run a good second to Ann Marie. Great to hear about your walking and the goal you have set. Staying active is the key. We had both covid shots with no problems at all. They say older folks don’t get as sick as those below age 60 because our immune systems are not as active.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I would like half of Ann Marie’s energy or some of the energy I had just a few years ago. When I started working from home, it was sitting too much in one place. We had a small office, but I still walked around and that’s why I started walking. Doing yard work and gardening was not enough exercise. I set a goal of one more mile each year and for 2020 I actually walked more than the goal of 1,255 miles (1,320 miles altogether) … a fellow blogger had challenged me to do 2,020 kilometers for the year 2020 so that was more than I was used to but I got it done. I am behind this year though due to a snowy and bitter cold February and alot of icy mornings. I don’t like to walk if any ice is around. We’ve had rain some mornings. If I don’t walk in the mornings before I start work, I don’t go out in the afternoons, I took the bus too many years and stood in the pouring rain, so I don’t like to walk in the rain if I can help it. I was surprised I got sick from the shot #2.

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      • peggy says:

        Yes, sitting too much is bad. If you want to be active as you age you need to stay active. I don’t set goals in miles, but I push mow and walk a lot. Good luck on reaching your walking goals. Maybe Mother Nature will cooperate.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Yes, I have to get up and move throughout the day and I’ve been trying to get more sleep too after I read recently of people developing dementia if you have less than seven hours’ sleep. I am sitting at least 10-11 hours per day which is not great despite the walking. I just learned today that a high school classmate had a stroke last week and is still hospitalized. I hope I can make my goal again this year … Mother Nature can be problematic sometimes.

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      • peggy says:

        The trick to sitting in front of a computer is to get up and move for 10 minutes of each hour. Dementia – I know all about that. I lost my mother, sister, and my brother to dementia. I was a caregiver for three years to my younger brother who had dementia. I don’t get enough sleep due to my vertigo problems, but I take Melatonin supplements which helps a lot. Melatonin is a natural substance your body makes. Your body make less as you age.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Yes it is too easy to sit here and not get up and I am here from 11:00 a.m. until late evening Monday through Friday. Right now I am bouncing around quite a bit due to the annual ant invasion. It started three weeks ago and it is only on one side of the house – kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. I have lost my patience with them and if they were spiders or centipedes, I’d have to move out as I’m very afraid of those creatures. You have a lot of patience and a heart of gold being a caregiver to your younger brother with dementia. You had it tough, having lost your mom and sister to dementia as well. I wish they would do more research on Alzheimer’s, dementia and cancer instead of wasting effort and money on the moon expeditions.

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      • peggy says:

        Yes Alzheimers/Dementia is getting worse each day. They definitely need to work on ways to prevent this horrible disease. Ants – argh – a constant problem in my house.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Yes – I get angry when I see billions spent on moon or silly research/studies. No one is ever going to live on the moon – not in our lifetime anyway. Interestingly, this happens every year with the ants for the last five years. They arrived exactly three weeks ago today – I must’ve killed 40 yesterday and today I have not seen a single ant. That happens every year … they don’t just dwindle down. They are completely gone. I hope I have not jinxed things and tomorrow I see them again. It makes no sense to me but I am grateful if they have gone for good this year.

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  21. Pam Lazos says:

    What great photos and great memories, Linda. Love the Betty Boop statue!

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